Tottenham has announced that midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur will miss the remainder of the season due to a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament he sustained during the 4-1 loss against Leicester City.
The 25-year-old was substituted in the 65th minute after a collision with Nempalys Mendy that caused the injury to his left knee. The club has stated that the Uruguayan will be out for approximately six months as he undergoes surgery and rehabilitation. Bentancur has been a key player for Tottenham this season, with five goals and two assists in 18 league games, making him one of the team’s top performers. Unfortunately, he joins a growing list of long-term absentees for coach Antonio Conte, including Yves Bissouma, who underwent ankle ligament surgery, and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who is set to miss eight weeks with a knee injury.
Tottenham will face AC Milan in the Champions League last-16 on Tuesday, but will have to do so without the suspended Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and the injured Bentancur. Despite these challenges, the club remains committed to putting in their best effort as they aim for success on the European stage.